What are the scariest creatures ever found? What weird animals actually exist? Have alien animals been found on Earth? Read up on both the hype and found reality of each of these animals and creatures, whatever they are. Have fun sleeping tonight.
Alien Corpse in Thai Ceremony
A series of images depicting a ceremony for an alien-looking creature held by Thai villagers in 2007, complete with incense and baby powder, resurfaced in 2010 through social networks. Speculators suggested it was anything from an alien with its large, globe-like head and gray skin to a satyr with its tiny hooves and tail.
A debate over the nature of the ceremony also took place with some believing it to be a respectful funeral rite for the creature, treating it as a human. This idea came from the apparent grief on the villager's faces. Who knows, maybe they just ran out of baby powder and there wasn't enough for everyone. Others said the ceremony was performed to dispel themselves from the evil surrounding the creature. There were even some who said the Thai villagers were worshipping the creature as a deity.
Apparently, it's a cow. Many guessed that the creature was a deformed cow, a fact that the villagers may have known all along, but it was so terrifyingly humanoid that a proper ceremony was given to it because hell, nobody's gonna eat that. Speculators point to the rising number of weird births of animals around the globe, going as far as suggesting that aliens are conducting experiments on animals and are creating weird creature hybrids that will one day take over the earth and eat us all (that last part isn't true... for now.)
So maybe the thing that crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, all those years ago was just a cow that fell out of a plane...
Tiny Humanoid Found in Chile
While vacationing with his family in Concepcion, Chile, Julio Carreno found a tiny humanoid creature measuring 7.2 centimeters in a bush on October 1, 2002. The creature, which has a large human-like head was alive and opened its eyes before dying eight days later. It had fingernails and slanted eyes. Its originally pinkish color turned darker, and the corpse stayed warm before quickly mummifying itself. The family suggested that maybe this had occurred because they were keeping it in a first aid kit box in the refrigerator – just where you keep most dead humanoid creatures, next to the ham.
Several rumors spread about the story, such as people saying that the creature had made telepathic contact with the mother of the family. Others said the being had stood up, but the family denied that this had happened. Speculation of the creature's identification included the possibility of it being a wild cat's fetus or an alien.
The corpse was studied by veterinarians in Santiago, who are still divided over the creature's identity. They confirmed that the creature was neither a fetus nor the remains of a feline. Some matched the creature's physical characteristics to a mouse opossum, a common animal in Chile. Others disagreed because the creature did not have the small, pointed teeth or tail of a mouse opossum, and its head was double the size of one.
I say that Captain America should just solve this problem because it's obviously a failed attempt at cloning his arch nemesis:
Chupacabra Sightings in Texas
The creature people have called the Bigfoot of Latin America has been sighted several times in Puerto Rico and the U.S, particularly in Texas. The legend behind the creature is that it kills livestock and drinks their blood. The name chupacabra literally means "goat sucker."
The chupacabra, when first discovered in the mid '90s, was supposed to look like some of these pictures:
The Elmendorf Beast, or the real Chupacabra, was a twenty-pound dog or coyote-like creature that was shot and killed in August 2004 by farmer Devin McAnally in Elmendorf, Texas after having mauled 34 chickens. The creature had no hair and blue-graying skin. Its DNA was sent to UC Davis, where scientists concluded it was a coyote with mange.
In Cuero, Texas, in August 2007, Phylis Canion found the carcasses of three coyote-like creatures similar to the Elmendorf Beast. She took pictures of the corpses and froze one of their heads. She connected the beasts to the chupacabra legend because thirty of her chickens had bled out in the past few years without being eaten or carried away. DNA testing determined that the animal was a hybrid wolf/coyote with mange.
In September, 2009 CNN reported on a taxidermist in Blanco County who had preserved the body of a coyote-like creature that people were calling a chupacabra. The creature had been poisoned after being discovered in a barn and its body was later given to the taxidermist Jerry Ayer.
University of Michigan scientists believe that the origin of the chupacabra legend began with these very, very diseased coyotes. Its ability to suck chickens and goats dry, though, remains unexplained.
I still prefer to remember the days when people in Latin America thought it was some Gremlins-esque dinosaur/humanoid thing.
Alabama Boy Kills Giant Boar
On May 3, 2007, an 11-year-old named Jamison Stone shot a huge boar, which weighed 1,051 pounds and measured nine feet four inches, with a .50 caliber pistol near Delta, Alabama. This meant Stone had shot himself a pig bigger than Hogzilla, the famed boar that had been killed in Georgia in 2004.
Stone – who killed his first deer at age 5 – was hunting with his dad Mike Stone on the day he killed the boar. He had to shoot the boar eight times and chased it for three hours. When the pig finally went down, trees had to be cut down to get it out of the woods. The father and son had the boar's head mounted to keep as a prize and made around 500 to 700 pounds of sausage from it.
"It's a good accomplishment. I probably won't ever kill anything else that big," Stone told the Associated Press. He was later offered a small part in a horror movie based on Hogzilla.
Stone wasn't able to enjoy his fame (his dad even put up a website called monsterpig.com for him) for long before he received death threats for having led the boar to suffer a long and painful death as he repeatedly wounded him. 800 people signed a petition world-wide advocating for the boy's prosecution on charges of animal cruelty. Skeptics believe the whole story was a hoax, and the boar was really a farm animal fattened up to make a sensational story, which even I'm particularly skeptical of myself. Mostly because, according to this website, it was an obvious Photoshop job. Charges were never pressed because too much time had elapsed from the day of the crime before an investigation was conducted.